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All in One


Published 1938


Homage to the dog and comparison of canine attributes with Chevrolet features.


Run time 10:41
Producer Handy (Jam) Organization
Sponsor Chevrolet Division, General Motors Corporation
Audio/Visual Sd, B&W


Shotlist

The qualities in many kinds of dogs are similar to the qualities we want from our automobiles; safety, speed, protection; beauty.

"For thousands of years, dogs have offered protection, companionship and love to men their masters. More than friends, more than pets are the dogs who spend their lives bringing life into the darkness."
"The engineer has done better with the automobile than nature did with the dog. For modern science has produced a car that satisfied all the demands of all drivers. Today's motor car is all in one."

collie [dog] herds sheep; sheep on a road; sheep into a barn; seeing eye dog; Morristown, New Jersey; German Shepherd; Afghan; dog swimming in river; children playing with dog; dozens of hounds out on a fox hunt; training and racing greyhounds; Alaskan huskies pulling sled; fox terrier; Chihuahua; child being pulled by dog harnessed to a small wagon; children build wooden cart; six dogs are harnessed to a wooden car built by children; car backing out of driveway of suburban house;


FROM THE FIRST DOMESTICATION OF THE DOG, MAN HAS SOUGHT 1 DOG THAT WOULD COMBINE ALL VALUABLE QUALITIES. FROM THIS INTRO, THE PARALLEL OF ONE AUTOMOBILE, THAT COMBINES ALL VALUABLE QUALITIES IS SHOWN.
Ken Smith sez: Jam Handy asks us to accept a rather strained analogy in this film. Dogs belong to many different, specialized breeds -- which proves that an all-purpose car (such as the Chevrolet) is superior to a dog! "Today's motorcar is all in one," explains the narrator. The speed of a Greyhound; the agility of a Terrier; the dependability of a Collie, etc., etc. Okay, okay -- we get the point.


DOGS AUTOMOBILES CHEVROLET PETS ANIMALS DAILY LIFE ADVERTISING HOMES HOUSES HOBBIES
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Reviews

Reviewer: Classic_TV_and_Radio_Fan - - October 19, 2008
Subject: DOWNLOAD THIS NOW!!
My good friend Yugi Moto approves of this 1930's film.
Reviewer: Robin_1990 - - April 22, 2008
Subject: Stupid But Brilliant!
I love Jam Handy films, As you may of noticed. This one is fab! Please Rick, Upload More of These!
Reviewer: bread - - August 18, 2006
Subject: fairly entertaining
a fairly entertaining film, has excellent footage of dogs, and the dogs look really cute. comparing dogs to chevrolets is a bit of a stretch (but then, both the dogs and the chevrolets look really nice), but overall this is a good film.it's a little slow at one point near the end, but dont let that turn you off this film.

p.s. that go-cart was simply awful, but that dosent ruin this fairly good film
Reviewer: ERD - - April 3, 2006
Subject: Silly Comparision
The first part of the film is good when it strictly shows dogs, then it gets ridiculous when it starts comparing dogs to a car. Obviously, the major purpose of this production
was to praise the automobile. The goal of achieving this was silly and deceiving.
Reviewer: Christine Hennig - - July 8, 2003
Subject: All in One
This Jam Handy production for Chevrolet has one of the flimsier premises. It starts out as a salute to dogs and how they serve human beings in various ways. Then it segues to a story about a kid with a dog cart and how he and his buddies adapt the cart for better speed and performanceÃÂÃÂthe finished cart looks incredibly silly. All this is supposed to have something to do with how great Chevrolets are but the connection is really stretching it. It must have been a slow idea day at Jam Handy when they came up with this one.
Ratings: Camp/Humor Value: ***. Weirdness: ****. Historical Interest: ****. Overall Rating: ***.
Reviewer: Spuzz - - December 18, 2002
Subject: Poor dogs
I love dog movies. I even have a 16 mm short myself about dogs called 'Hunting Sogs In Action'. ANYWAYS, this little dandy, called All In One, starts out by showing us many breeds of dogs, then slowly, and surely, puts a soft sell on Chevrolet Automobiles. Nice try, but it seems too obvious.
By the way, a very curious glitch, The narrator seems to stop his narration about 30 seconds in, and we get about 2 minutes of silence before the narrator starts talking again. Is this a mistake on the filmmakers part? or what?
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